Morning News Briefs for 5-9-16

| May 9, 2016

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Organizations around the state are hosting programs bringing attention to to the issues surrounding mental health and wellness. May is Mental Health Month and one of the objectives of the programming is to offer young people a new perspective on some of the life problems associated with mental health and to make the public more aware of resources.


A 16 year old female has been cited by Troopers with the Georgia State Patrol in connection with a Coffee County school bus crash. According to the report she pulled in front of the bus while driving a truck carrying three people and there were 11 students on the school bus at the time of the accident. No major injuries were reported.


Lanier County Sheriff Nick Norton reports that 44 year old Cary Russell Self died while trying to save the life of his three year old daughter from the waters of the Alapaha River over the weekend. They were attempting to cross the river and were caught by the swift current. Self was able to hand his daughter off to a bystander but they were not able to rescue him. His body was recovered from the water and the daughter is said to be safe in the custody of her mother.


Georgia State Patrol Post 31-Valdosta has recently won Post of the year for 2016 at the Mothers Against Drunk Driving award ceremony held April 28th in Atlanta. Post 31 was in competition with other GSP posts in the state. Out of 52 State Patrol Posts, Valdosta won this year’s award.

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